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Call Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

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Call Centres Market Research Report | SIC N82.200 | Jun 2016

On call: The industry has benefited from stronger economic conditions and rising demand

The Call Centres market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Capita Customer Management Ltd Capita Customer Management Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry operators have faced relatively challenging recent conditions owing to the lasting effects of the downturn. Before 2009-10, the industry performed well as businesses focused on improving their customer service and chose to outsource non-core operations. However, the downturn resulted in a considerable fall in demand as businesses slashed their spending in order to curb costs, and revenue contraction continued through 2012-13. The industry has also faced strong competition from offshore call centres, which has further impeded its performance. Offshore call centres located in developing countries such as India have benefited from lower labour costs, which are operators' largest cost, and the large pool of English-speaking workers available... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

IBISWorld analysis indicates that the industry in the mature stage of its life cycle. Although drastic improvements in global communication technology infrastructure have enabled overseas operators to become more competitive, UK-based call centres tend to offer better service, as indicated by customer satisfaction and complaint levels.

Over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added in projected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.7%. This performance is roughly in line with that of the UK economy as measured by GDP, since this is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period... purchase to read more


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What is the Call Centres Industry?

Call centres provide in- and outbound telecommunication services to improve client relations, provide technical assistance, market goods or conduct opinion polls. The industry only includes outsourced work.

Industry Products
Customer careTechnical assistanceCustomer acquisitionChasing arrears
Industry Activities
Answering calls and relaying messagesProviding technical assistanceHandling complaintsConducting telemarketingVerifying addressesPlacing orders

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